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    I do not know really

    where to start, such a complicated story. We started dating and he was having some bad situations at the time. We went out for 3 weeks and then all of sudden he said he wanted to be friends for now until he could get his life straight he thought it was for the best. I...
    BAD72MAMA BAD72MAMA 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Ok I'm an ordinary guy in my fourties trying

    to restart my life. I broke up with the woman I've been with for fifteen year's about 4 month's ago. Everyone in my life tell's me I am a good looking man and I believe them. I just can't get over how dam shy I am. I see it as a flaw and want to use it as my strength. I am sick...
    Encontrados Encontrados 41-45, M 4 Responses May 22, 2014

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    I'm having love troubles

    and I'm just lost. Pm me if you have time to listen to me ***** about my life
    skythuss skythuss 18-21, M Feb 1

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    I am sick of everything!

    I don't want to do anything, or even try. Just want to disappear and be done. Sad huh!
    MRP223 MRP223 26-30, F 9 Responses Jan 13, 2014

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    i like a guy but my brain tells me hes a waste

    of time while my heart cant get enough of him. plzmessage me need help
    jaileen jaileen 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hey y'all here's my story.

    My boyfriend of about 5 months was married before and got divorced about a year ago. He is the sweetest guy and he just recently broke that wall he had up and told me how much I mean to him. I wasn't expecting it, but was beyond happy he finally expressed his feelings towards me...
    ally1194 ally1194 18-21, F 10 Responses Oct 23, 2015

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    Ok so I have no idea what I want to be

    when I grow up. I'm at the point I need to really make a decision. BS in Psyc. So I need grad school to do anything legit.... Grad school for what though!!!!! I got a bs in psy because I thought I wanted to be a speech pathologist to elementary school. Then I really thing the...
    buxomblonde buxomblonde 31-35, F 13 Responses Sep 22, 2015

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    i fear that i may have a mental disorder.

    i used to be really happy and extremely creative as a child, but now i'm always either really sad or depressed even though i try to hide it. and i'm not really creative anymore either, i've become really dull. i remember about 5 years ago, my mom and i was in my room and she...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 12 Responses Oct 3, 2015

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    Things I Would Tell My Younger Self The

    romance novels you read paint unrealistic expectations of relationships. Stop comparing yourself to other people, you are a swan in the making. Do not change yourself to satisfy the people in your life who do not appreciate you. It’s okay to say no. But don’t make...
    ImAlivingParadox ImAlivingParadox 22-25, F 2 Responses May 30, 2015

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    I told my crush I like him,

    IN ******* PERSON. I tapped him on the shoulder "fadol can I tell you something?" "Yeah sure" we moved to the Side and I told him after like 10 secs of silence. "I kinda like you " he smiled. "Are you the one whose been kiking me?" "No that was one of my best friends", he was...
    kidLeftInTheDark kidLeftInTheDark 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 7, 2015

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    This probably isn't the best place to ask

    but I'm desperate for advice. So first off I'm going to explain a few things. I'm currently a freshman in College and on the quarter system, which means instead of having two long semesters there are 3 quarters and they are each 10 weeks long which means a quarter goes by...
    AGhostinTheMachine AGhostinTheMachine 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 30

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    I've always been close to my Co workers,

    I used to look forward to going to work to talk to them. I got into a argument a couple weeks ago with a few of them. "I called out sick and they kept pressing me the next day as to why? I snapped at them to mind their own business" the past weeks no one has talked to eachother...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jan 28

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    Do we really have to express it at times

    when we're angry? I usually don't, and it has just stacked up for a long time that it's making me feel so distressed. I also noticed I get mad easily lately.
    GummiBr GummiBr 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I did a year in college

    until I realized depression was really getting to me. People think it was the classes but I say depression because I can easily pass the classes. How weird is that? I could pass a class with a good grade but suck at an online test or class? The reason why I haven't been back to...
    ILoveBacon23 ILoveBacon23 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm feeling artsy today.

    What do you think?
    halfpace halfpace 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 13, 2014

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    (So,I don't go into detail

    or anything, and probably never will. It's not something I like to talk about. But it is kind of a touchy subject, so if that bothers you, you may block me (assuming you're in my circle) . I don't bring it up much. But I could really use some advice ...) I realize things would...
    AEHeroine AEHeroine 18-21, F 16 Responses Aug 15, 2014

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    So .. An old male friend of mine contacted me

    out of the blue .. He told me that he was in a serious relationship .. And was expecting a child with the lady .. He also told me that she was away with her friends So asked me to go to his house for a catch up .. I of course went simply as a friend respecting that he was in...
    wehaveissues wehaveissues 26-30, F 65 Responses Sep 23, 2015

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    FromJennyWithLove FromJennyWithLove 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My friends think this guy likes me cause he

    always looks at me, comes up to talk to me and only me, and is constantly touching me. Thing is, he has told me who he likes. So, I'm kinda confused. I'm pretty sure he only sees me as a really good friend. What do you think?
    AngelAmongClouds AngelAmongClouds 13-15, F 7 Responses Oct 6, 2015

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    Yesterday I had a self harm relapse

    and I'm unsure if I should tell my boyfriend or not because I don't want to keep secrets but I also don't want to hurt him or make him worry
    love11915 love11915 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My friend's father passed away recently

    and today, through text, she invited me to his funeral service. I never met her father or any of her family and I haven't been her friend for very long. My gut feeling is to not attend but I also feel guilty for not supporting my friend in this way. I would like to instead send...
    thedarklordsauron thedarklordsauron 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 1

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    Right now, I'm losing my mind

    because it's like if it's not one thing, it's another. Yesterday I had to hear my mom talk about sex and how I need to get back in school. Although I really don't understand why she talked about sex when I know all about it, I still listened to support her. I mean I'm 20 not 12...
    ILoveBacon23 ILoveBacon23 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I'm scared. I'm scared

    because I would really like to spend some time with this girl the one I have been talking about recently but I think… I don't think I know how to do that without sounding like I want to be more than friends. I mean, that is what I want to be more than friends with her but I...
    johnng8230 johnng8230 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I hate when people give me cliche advice like

    "never give up", well no **** lol
    MariexOkay MariexOkay 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2015

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    It Sucks When People Don't Comment

    When People write on ep "I need advice" a large number of people read these stories and don't comment or give adivice. Only by leaving a comment or advice are you able to help others. Don't be afraid to leave advice Remember you can give advice it doesn't mean they have...
    rickysworld rickysworld 26-30, T 27 Responses Mar 22, 2008

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    Do you think it's 'sad'

    that I give up my spare time to volunteer at a holiday centre for people with physical and mental disabilities. Some of my friends say it means I have no life because I have nothing better to do than volunteer there. But to be honest, I think that it's what life is all about...
    jessie123h jessie123h 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 1, 2015

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    Yesterday I wrote an'experience'

    and I got a lot of feedback which I am grateful for the good and the bad opinions that people expressed .. Can I just say when I took evidence of my husband I did not do this maliciously or to seek 'revenge' I am a very calm person. I didn't go to great measures just to get...
    wehaveissues wehaveissues 26-30, F 11 Responses Sep 20, 2015

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    me and my boyfriend have been dating a long

    time. we`ve talked about getting married. were gonne move in together soon. But he has really bad anger management issues and gets mad a lot and treats me bad when he does. its been getting worse. we talk about it a lot and he is trying really hard to change and he still treats...
    texastokentucky texastokentucky 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 31

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    How do you genuinly find a partner with a

    overloaded loving heart & isn't into playing mindgames?
    LiftWeightsLikeBillGates LiftWeightsLikeBillGates 70+, M 9 Responses Jan 3

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    What should the price of loyalty be?

    When you feel walked all over, stabbed in the back, thrown under the bus and all while being told to your face "you are doing a good job". Which part do I listen to? I have been told Im smart and "an asset" to the company but cant help feel like I have been badmouthed behind...
    spedoman spedoman 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    The people in my school are terrible people.

    They act like their your friend over a text message and when you get to school they want nothing to do with you. They play with your emotions. They are bad examples. I have truly never met anyone like these people. I moved to the school two years ago. They don't let you be you...
    thatsme55 thatsme55 13-15, F 6 Responses Jun 24, 2014

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    How do I know if I'm not actually mentally ill?

    What if my mom was right and it's just all in my head and I'm scaring myself into thinking I have these problems when really I'm just very creative and bored and want to seem special or unique? I don't understand how to know if what I experience is legitimate or not. Whenever I...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I need to write a script about a goose,

    a werewolf, and a Sunday paper and I don't know what to write about. I've thought about it all week and I want it to be good because it's for my drama class and we're directing it in front of the whole school and the community and I don't know what I want it to be about
    Iheartfood Iheartfood 18-21, F Feb 5

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    Input Quickly Please

    I have received some disturbing text messages from an EP member. This person has also written a blog in the past few minutes saying "good bye" Do you fine EPers think I should start calling high schools in this persons home town and try to reach a GC to intervene...
    ColorMeReal ColorMeReal 41-45, F 16 Responses Dec 19, 2007

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    Don't be slutty. Be classy.

    CLASSY= Class with ***
    Mesmicdoll Mesmicdoll 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 19, 2015

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    I need to talk to someone

    that can be honest and tell me their opinion on a thing I did
    Kaitlyn0804 Kaitlyn0804 16-17, F 33 Responses May 16, 2015

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    This is LONG, but I'm desperate

    for advice... ): Okay there's this guy I've had a thing with for 2-3 months now, & we might be completely over.. Him & I aren't in a relationship though. Here's the problem.. Please help & if you can, give advice. I'm really upset so don't be sarcastic or rude.. I'm already...
    SweetLikeSugarrr SweetLikeSugarrr 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 9, 2014

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    Basically, I've been invited to a fancy dress

    party next Saturday night & the theme is schoolgirl so I've narrowed it down to four different outfits. I've no idea which to get so I need to know your opinions & I'm not interested in any of the "you're only 15" or "you shouldn't be doing that stuff".1. 2. 3. 4...
    AllyXO AllyXO 16-17, F 25 Responses Apr 13, 2014

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    So I've had this crush on this girl whom I

    would like to add that I'm told was interested in me as well. So we talked a bit & hung out quite often for a few months then I moved & we lost contact for a bit but then we rekindled & started "talking" again & after one amazing night hanging out with her(nothing happened just...
    BeyondM3 BeyondM3 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 6

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    Me & my bf have been arguing all weekend.

    We woke up aggravated with each other for not really any reason & broke up. I left before he got back from work. When he got off from work he called me & got mad cause i was at my friends house & hung up on me. A few hours later i called him on his brothers phone to fix things...
    Bluee44 Bluee44 16-17, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    My brothers 18 and I'm 13.

    When my parents aren't home I have to do all the chores we are given and if I refuse he threatens me. When he is mad about something he takes it out on me, forcing me to wrestle him. And when I try to ignore him, he refuses leave me alone until I do . I do enjoy hanging out...
    thanksdotcom thanksdotcom 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    im a dreamer. not in a good way.

    dreams consume me. i should be well versed in surrendering when the dream cannot be real yet i still cannot let go. ever since i was small its been the same. dreams of fame, fortune and love. fame i can let go, fortune i can be happy with what i have. love is the sticking...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I Need Advice

    so i came to this web site just to comment some things i read that were really good stories.but i still have a story to tell.the problem is im scared to say it.i dont know other people do it.i..i just cant.pls tell me what to do!!!
    victor8038 victor8038 26-30, M 5 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    Right so my ex husband

    as been cheating on his new women by coming back to my house telling me it's 'our secret' ... We have been sleeping together as he says we have an amazing connection which is true .. But little does he know that every time he turned up at my house I took pictures of him entering...
    wehaveissues wehaveissues 26-30, F 57 Responses Sep 19, 2015

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    I'm seriously thinking about sneaking out of my

    house at 4am to go on a trip with my friends. I would ask my parents but they'll say no. They wouldn't even let me go over to my friends house for a bomb fire! Why? Because my dad's stupid friend's son got shot because he went somewhere he shouldn't had. Now I'm paying for his...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 6

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